DLA Piper

I am excited to announce that I, along with six of the other partners of Dimock Stratton LLP, are combining with DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, effective November 1, 2016. We will be combining our practices with the multi-jurisdictional reach and network of DLA Piper’s global platform.

From the DLA Piper (Canada) media announcement (link):

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement to combine with renowned intellectual property law firm Dimock Stratton LLP (“Dimock Stratton”). Sixteen lawyers from Dimock Stratton will be joining the DLA Piper office in Toronto effective November 1, 2016.

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is a leading full-service law firm with six offices across Canada. It became part of the DLA Piper global network ­– which spans more than 30 countries ­– in April 2015. One of the world’s largest firms, DLA Piper is a widely recognized provider of a full range of commercial, intellectual property law, privacy, sourcing and technology law services for leading businesses worldwide. The combination with Dimock Stratton will significantly augment the firm’s ability to provide leading-edge commercial advice and representation to the growing number of Canadian businesses seeking to expand operations overseas as well as international companies entering the Canadian market.

“We are excited to be building on our successful entrance into Canada over a year ago,” said Roger Meltzer, global co-chair and co-chair (Americas) of DLA Piper. “This key market continues to generate a wealth of new opportunities, and with intellectual property and technology law standing at the core of every major business transaction in any sector, we are taking this important step to boost our competitive edge and execute our growth strategy.”

The lawyers combining with DLA Piper are:

  • Partners: Ron Dimock, Bruce Stratton, Angela Furlanetto, Michael Crinson, Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy, Geoff Mowatt and Alan Macek
  • Associates: Vincent Man, Ryan Evans, Thomas Kurys, Bentley Gaikis, Cristina Mihalceanu, Michal Kasprowicz, Nikolas Purcell, Angela Li and Naomi Metcalfe

I am excited by the new opportunities this combination will give us and our clients. I can continue to be reached at Dimock Stratton until the date of combination on November 1st.